Stanislav Ioudenitch

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Stanislav Ioudenitch (born December 5, 1971 in Tashkent, Uzbekistan), is a Uzbekistani-born American pianist, known for winning the Nancy Lee and Perry R. Bass Gold Medal at the Eleventh Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in 2001, as well as the Steven De Groote Memorial Award for Best Performance of Chamber Music.[1] He has also won top prizes at the Busoni, Kapell, and Maria Callas Competitions, as well as at the 1998 Palm Beach Invitational and the 2000 New Orleans International. His win at the Van Cliburn Competition led to a recital debut at the Aspen Music Festival and a European tour, highlighted by appearances at summer festivals in France, Germany, Italy, and the United Kingdom.

Early life[edit]

Ioudenitch was born in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, and is a former student of Dmitri Bashkirov at the Escuela Superior de Musica Reina Sofia in Madrid. He attended the International Piano Foundation "Theo Lieven" in Cadenabbia, Italy, where he worked with Leon Fleisher, William Grant Naboré, Murray Perahia, Karl Ulrich Schnabel, Fou Ts'ong, and Rosalyn Tureck.


Ioudenitch has performed throughout Europe, the United States, and Asia, and collaborated with James Conlon, Asher Fisch, Vladimir Spivakov, Günther Herbig, Pavel Kogan, James DePreist, Michael Stern, Stefan Sanderling, Carl St. Clair, Justus Franz, and Mikhail Pletnev with such orchestras as the Munich Philharmonic, the Philharmonie der Nationen, the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington, D.C., the Kansas City Symphony, Long Island Philharmonic, Pacific Symphony, Rochester Philharmonic, Santo Domingo Symphony Orchestras, the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra at Carnegie Hall, and the Russian National Orchestra. He has also performed with the Takács, Prazák, Borromeo and Accorda quartets and is a founding member of the Park Piano Trio at Park University in Kansas City, Missouri.

Ioudenitch is the youngest pianist ever invited to give master classes at the International Piano Academy at Lake Como. He is currently Associate Professor of Piano and the Artistic Director at the International Center for Music at Park University. His students include Behzod Abduraimov.


  • Third Place, Busoni International Piano Competition (1991)[2]
  • Eleventh Van Cliburn International Piano Competition (2001)[1]
    • Co-winner: Nancy Lee and Perry R. Bass Gold Medal
    • Steven De Groote Memorial Award for Best Performance of Chamber Music


compact discs
title label date catalog number notes
1. Stanislav Ioudenitch: Gold Medalist, Eleventh Van Cliburn International Piano Competition Harmonia Mundi 9 October 2001 HMU 907290

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